Ambassador Patricia Moller
Following a highly-awarded 25-year diplomatic career, Ambassador Patricia N. Moller left active service with the U.S. Department of Sate to return to the private sector. Under the umbrella of her Moller Global Advisory LLC consultancy, she has counseled a number of corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, seeking guidance on doing business in developing countries, many of them in Africa. She has advised on business development, agriculture, and extractive mineral and metal matters and on engaging effectively with governments. During the 2014 West African ebola crisis, she was one of four founding members of the Ebola Private Sector Mobilization Group that consolidated and rationalized the efforts of groups from both the public and private sectors who were committed to assisting victims, arresting the disease and restarting economic activity in afflicted zones.
Ambassador Moller serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Guinea Gas International. She sits on the Board of Directors of Hyperdynamics, chairing its Foreign Affairs Committee, on the Board of Directors of Orbis International and on the Board of Directors of Orbis UK. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Initiative for Global Development, and for the Global Situation Room. She acts as senior advisor to the Business Council for International Understanding. She is a judge for the Young Africa Leadership Initiative – YALI — grants awarded to entrepreneurs through the U.S. Africa Development Foundation and for the Lexlead Group annual scholarship competition.
The Ambassador’s diplomatic career was distinguished by service largely in developing countries with challenging political environments. During the Balkan conflict that ended only after the 1999 NATO bombing, Ambassador Moller was central to maintaining Embassy operations during three turbulent years, finally shepherding the U. S. Ambassador and senior Embassy officers onto a U.S. Navy jet the morning before bombing began.
As Country Officer for Vietnam, she directed negotiations that reestablished U.S. – Vietnam diplomatic ties. In the Republic of Georgia as Deputy Ambassador, she guided Embassy Tbilisi’s support to Georgian democratic process during the tempestuous days of the Rose Revolution. In Guinea, her leadership and engagement are credited with averting civil war, persuading Guinea’s military ruler to step down, and with success of the electoral process. For her commitment and accomplishment she was awarded a Presidential Service Award and the State Department’s RobertFrasure Award known as its Peace Prize, and was invested by the President of Guinea as a member of the National Patriotic Order of Guinea, rank of Commander.
Before joining the Department of State, Ambassador Moller worked as an investment banker with Smith Barney Harris Upham. She earned a BA honors degree in history, receiving her degree from the University of Tampa. Ambassador Moller speaks German, conversational French, and elementary Serbian and Russian.